In this episode we recount the Irish tale of King Cormac mac Airt's magical silver branch and discuss the resonance of the holy day of Bealtaine (Beltane) with sacred tree medicines. Kenzie, Rue, and Mica discuss ancient kingship and sovereignty rituals, honesty in governance and restorative justice, the medicinal uses of hawthorn and linden for grief and balancing the nervous system, plant intelligence, and honoring plants as the leaders and teachers of humanity. We tell several stories of our most memorable tree encounters (and make-out sessions). And as always, we get witchy; we get queer.
- Check out the Blúiríní Béaloidis (Irish Folklore Collection) podcast episode on May Day traditions in Ireland.
- Seeding Planthroposcenes with Natasha Meyers
- Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici
Queer Directions Learning Center (Rue McDonald)
Wild Faith Wellness (Kenzie Khaliq)
Mythos & Mater (Mica’s herbal consultation services)
Mica’s book Poet, Prophet, Fox: the Tale of Sinnach the Seer